The CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame honors former college student-athletes who have excelled in their professions and made substantial contributions to their communities. To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a candidate must have been a CoSIDA Academic All-America team member who graduated at least 10 years prior to their nomination for induction.
Honorary inductees are eligible candidates who competed prior to the establishment of the Academic All-America program in their sport. The Academic All-America program was created by former SMU sports publicist Lester Jordan in 1952. The CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame was established in 1988.
Three former Nebraska student-athletes, Dave Rimington, Karen Jennings and Pat Tyrance, have earned spots in the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. As of June 2009, fewer than 110 student-athletes all-time across all sports and all teams, have been inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. Current Nebraska swimming and diving coach Pablo Morales, is also an Academic All-America Hall of Fame member.
CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame Inductees